25 Tallest Building In The World 2021 | Tallest Building In The World Under Construction

Mike Mahajan
10 min readDec 18, 2021


25 Tallest Building In The World 2021 | Tallest Building In The World Under Construction

In this article, we will discuss about the “Tallest Building in the World in 2021” There is a new trend of competition between world countries to construct the tallest buildings in the world.

That have been on the rise in recent years. Recent development and advance materials have deemed extraordinary heights possible.

As we know that, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is holding the tag of world tallest building till now 2019 having a height of 828 meters above ground, which almost double tall as Petronas Towers.

Which used to be the world’s tallest, no more than 20 years ago, you can quite tell the difference. As look towards the under-construction tallest buildings in the world Burj khalifas tag of world tallest building going to be break by the Jeddah Tower, Saudi Arabia in 2020.

Top 25 Tallest Building In The World 2021

The following are the top 25 tallest building in the world 2021,

25. Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower

Project Name:Zifeng Tower

City & Country: China

Height: 450m


Completion Year: 2010

Major Highlights: Zifeng Tower Is mixed type skyscraper. Which is includes hotel, office, apartment, public utility area, restaurant etc. Total construction cost is 5bilion RMB. This tower is currently tallest in Jiangsu also the constructed under shanghai Construction Group.

24. Suzhou IFS

Suzhou IFS

Project Name:Suzhou IFS

City& Country: China

Heights: 450m

Floors: 66

Completion Year: 2010

Major Highlights: Suzhou International finance square is tallest building in Suzhou. It is multipurpose building which includes office, apartment, hotel etc. the owner of IFS tower is Wharf. the total floor area is 393200 m2 also 95 floors are there with 62 elevators and lift. Suzhou IFS tower designed by the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associated.

23. Petronas Twin Tower 2

Petronas Twin Tower 2

Project Name: Petronas Twin Tower 2

City & Country:Kuala Lumpur

Height: 491 m

Floors : 88

Major Highlights:

Petronas Twin Tower is basically used for commercial office. Same the tower 1 and tower 2 connect with Sky Bridge. Which is 58.4 meter long also the tower have 29 no of double Decker lifts or elevators. Petronas twin tower alternative name is Menara Pentronas 2.which is located in Malaysia.

22. Petronas Twin Tower 1

Project Name:Petronas Twin Tower 1

City & Country:Kuala Lumpur

Height: 491 m


Completion Year: 1998

Major Highlights:

Petronas Twin Tower was developed by KLCC Property Holdings Berhad. Twin tower is building type structure. It is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Twin tower construction started in 1992 and completed in 1998. Basically the design is based on Islamic type geometry and also 41 and 42 floor is directly connected with Sky Bridge.

21. Changsha IFS Tower

Changsha IFS Tower

Project Name: Changsha IFS Tower

City & Country: China

Height: 452 m

Floor: 95

Completion Year: 2018

Major Highlight: Changsha IFS Tower was abbreviated in International Finance Square. Changsha tower is constructed in 2013 and completed in 2017. It’s development is based on harbor city. IFS tower is consist two towers. Tower 1 rising 452m and tower 2 rising 315m. this tower have 95 floor and floor area is 300000 m2.

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20. Vincom Landmark

Vincom Landmark

Project Name: Vincom Landmark:

City & Country: Vietnam

Height: 461.3m

Floor: 81

Major Highlights: Vincom Landmark is also known as Landmark 81. This tower is tallest tower in HO CHIN MIhn city IN Vietnam. This tower is included 81 floors on it. Construction started in 2015 and completed in 2019. Vincom landmark is also tallest tower in southeast Asia. This is mixed type skyscraper.

19. Lakhta Center:

Lakhta Center

Project Name: Lakhta Center

City & Country: Russia

Height: 462m

Floor: 87

Major Highlights:

Lakhta Center was built in 2012 and completed in 2019.which included 87 floor above the ground level and 3 floor below the ground level. Approximately there 3000 above employers was worked. the total construction cost is US 1.77 billion and the owner of lakhta center was Gazprom. It is located in lakhta Russia. Also the architure of this tower is RMJM ,GORPROJECT .

18. Central Park Tower

Central Park Tower

Project Name: Central Park Tower

City & Country:New York, United States

Height: 472 m

Floor: 98

Major Highlights:

Central Park is also known as Nordstrom tower. It is a residential type Skyscraper in Newyork City. Central park is a 2nd tallest tower in US. This Tower was developed by Extell Company Shanghai Municipal investment Group and the tower has consists 98 floor above the ground and 3 floor below the ground.

The tower is full of amenities like gym, Indoor room, spa, Basketball court, Children Play room, Lockers, Pool, etc. and there are also 3 private club is constructed.

17. Shanghai World Finance Center

Shanghai World Center

Project Name: Shanghai World Finance Center

City & Country: Shanghai

Height :492m


Major Highlights:

The Shanghai World Finance Center is tallest skyscraper in shanghai. The SWFC is a mixed used skyscraper because it is consist office, mall, Hotel, conference room, Observation Desk, Ground floor Shopping mall, etc. SWFC was Developed by Mori Building and constructed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Most attractive feature of the in this SWFC is Trapezoid peak.

16. International Commerce Center:

International Commerce Center

Project Name: International Commerce Center

City & Country: Hongkong

Height: 484m

Completion Year: 2010

Floor: 108

Major Highlights:

The international Commerce center is abbreviated to ICC in Hongkong, ICC is a 2nd tallest tower in hongkong. the building consist 108 floor above the ground and 4 floor below the ground. In this tower 4, 14, 24, 34 like floor number is omitted so that it is marked as a 118 story building.

15. TAIPEI 101

Taipei 101

Project Name:TAIPEI 101

City & Country: Taipei

Height : 508

Completion Year: 2004

Floor: 101

Major Highlights

TAIPEI Commonly known as a Taipei World Finance Center. The elevator is time just 37 second time is used to transfer people from the 5th floor to 89th floor. It is also certified with LEED for tallest green building in the world.

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14. CITIC Tower

CITIC Tower Beijing

Project Name : CITIC Tower

City & Country: Beijing

Height: 527m

Completion Year: 2018

Floor: 109

Major Highlights:

CITIC Tower is consist underground mass transportation and connect the pedestrian passageway, subway line and roadway. CITIC Tower is also accommodate the bank staff, CITIC Group and also utilizes for multipurpose business activity. This is connected with the portfolio of skyscraper.

13. Tianjin CTF Finance Center

Tianjin CTF Finance Center

Project Name:Tianjin CTF Finance Center

City & Country: Tianjin

Height: 530 m

Completion Year: 2019

Floors: 97

Major Highlights:

This is a tallest skyscraper in Tianjin ,China. the shape of building is trapezoidal from bottom to top and base is square in shape. in day time the reflection of sun is show the various color of building.and night time the top portion of tower shine like a diamond.

12.Guangzhou CTF Finance Center

Guangzhou CTF Finance Center

Project Name: Guangzhou CTF Finance Center

City & Country: Guangzhou

Height : 530 m

Completion Year: 2016

Major Highlights: Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre is also known as East Tower. This is the 3rd tallest building in china and above the 111 floor is there and below ground five floor.In this tower include house, hotel,Shopping mall, office, etc. also they consist eight floor podium and skyscraper. The shape of Guangzhou is mixed usage.

11. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Project Name :One world Trade Center

City & Country : New York

Height: 541 m

Floors: 94

Completion year: 2011

Major Highlights:

The original World Trade Center is open in April 1973. in this center the big seven complex is constructed and it was destroyed during September 2001. at that time period the 11 attacked occur on the tallest world trade center.So that the reconstruction of building is required.

10. Lotte World Tower

Tallest Building in the World

Lotte World Tower

Project Name: Lotte World Tower

City & Country: Seoul,

South Korea

Height: 554 m.

Floors: 123

Completion Year: 2017

Major Highlights:

The Lotter World Tower has a built-up ground area of about 505,300m² (5,439,000ft²), including retail and office area, 256 residences, and a 260-room seven-star luxury hotel.

Its major feature is the world’s fastest and longest elevator, which can carry 54 people from the basement to the 121st floor in less than a minute.

It has the double-deck elevator is 496m-high and powered by a 100t traction machine.

The tower also has the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck on the 121st floor.

In the tower, the first 10 floors are allotted for the Lotte World Mall, which was opened in 2014. It also has the Lotte Concert Hall with a seating capacity of 2,036.

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9. Global Financial Center Tower 1

Tallest Building in the World

Global Finacial Center Tower 1

Project Name: Pearl of the North

Complex Name: Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Centre

City & Country: Shenyang, China

Height: 568m.

Floors: 114

Completion Year: 2018

Major Highlights:

The Global Financial Center Tower’s main focus to become the financial center for Shenyang in China. Tower has major activities like businesses, offices, conference hall, meeting area, Trading area offices, and Executive hub.

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8. Goldin Finance 117

Tallest Building in the World

Goldin Finance 117

Project Name: Goldin Finance 117

City & Country: Tianjin, Guangdong, China

Height: 599 m.

Floors: 115

Completion Year: 2017

Major Highlights:

The Goldin Finance tower has designed by P&T Group and aims for LEED platinum certification. It is also having the tag of the largest construction area in the world.

The Tower has the office spaces from the 7th floor to the 92nd floor with a gross floor area of 280,000m². This office space is leased to large domestic and multinational holdings.

The Hotels having 5-star ratings are to be located on the top floors offering panoramic views of the city and beyond. The Floors have a gross floor area of approximately 80,669m² and will occupy floors from level 94 to the top.

Other excellent features of Goldin Finance 117 include an indoor swimming pool, an observation deck, and a revolving restaurant, all of which hold a record for being the highest located in the world.

There is also a 36-story reinforced concrete office building, a retail area at the podium and three levels of basement car park and retail.

Visitors and tourists will be transported to different levels via double-deck, high-rise elevators, which simultaneously uses a shared hoistway in two cars, which not only increases the building transportation system’s efficiency but also saves up to 40% of space.

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7. Ping An Finance Center

Tallest Building in the World

Ping An Finance Center

Project Name: Ping An Finance Center

City & Country: Shenzhen, China

Height: 599m.

Floors: 128

Completion Year: 2018

Major Highlights:

The ping a finance center has designed to accommodate 100 office floors above the retail and conference podium, the tower will accommodate 15,500 workers and 9,000 daily passengers to an observation deck.

It was sheathed in glass and stone, the podium houses a central atrium that acts as a public vestibule and sun-lit space for meeting, shopping, and dining.

It included the five floors of retail shops terrace away from the tower, forming a large, and amphitheater-like-s

6. Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Tallest Building in the World

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Project Name: Makkah Royal Clock Tower

City & Country: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Height: 601 m.

Floors: 120

Completion Year: 2012

Major Highlights:

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers is another name of Makkah Royal Clock Tower complex, also known as located near Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is a mixed residential and hotel complex. The tower construction started in 2004 and finished in 2012.

The Tower also has residential houses towers for permanent residents, a five-star hotel operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts for accommodating the Hajj pilgrims, and the Abraj Al Bait shopping mall. There is also an arrangement of parking of more than 1,000 vehicles.

Other major facilities of Tower are an Islamic Museum, a Lunar Observation Centre and a large prayer room with a capacity for more than 10,000 people.

For a resident of the tower, a special platform is provided to perform formal prayers five times a day. The Tower is designed to handle large visitors flow by Kone for the building complex allows up to 75,000 residents from all the seven towers to exit the building via podiums during each prayer time in an organized manner.

5. Merdeka PNB118

Tallest Building in the World

Merdeka PNB118

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